Saturday crash claims life

CASSTOWN — A Saturday afternoon crash has claimed the life of Huber Heights woman and left her husband with serious injuries.

Patricia Harris, 84, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday. Her husband Harold, 91, was seriously injured.

First Responders from Casstown Fire Department, Elizabeth Township and New Carlisle medic units, along with Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies received the call of an injury crash at 5:23 p.m.

Sgt. Randy Slusher of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said that it appears that pickup truck “was believed to be going eastbound on LeFevre Road when a smaller red vehicle (driven by Harris) was going southbound on Hufford Road.”

Slusher said that it is not yet clear if the car failed to stop or if it stopped and then pulled into the path of the pickup truck. The pickup then “t-boned” the car.

A crash reconstruction team from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene to complete the crash investigation. A press release from Sheriff Dave Duchak said that drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

The driver of the pickup truck , Cynthia J. Dolinski, 63, of Casstown was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.